Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:02 pm
Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:09 pm
it is abit gamey marinade in red wine and rosmary before cooking
Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:19 pm
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:50 pm
think it depends on wether its an old warrior or a young beast jok , re fillet shouldnt take much messing with the old saying is best meat is the piece furthest away from the hoof and the horn fillet falls right into that catogory
Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:12 pm
A few years back I was gifted a pair of frozen munties by someone from Colchester barracks. He also offered me an enormous hare, looked almost the same size of the munties , which I declined as I thought it would be as tough as old boots, with the benefit of hindsight blah blah blah
I made the haunches into pastrami (don't ask, it's a lot of faffing) it turned out very well. The rest of the beasts, bar the 4 fillets, went to venison sausages which were very popular at a mates BBQ.
Cooked the 4 fillets in a hot pan with a knob of melted butter. 2 very distinct flavours, 2 being more towards a beefy taste and 2 towards a more lamb taste, if that makes sense.
I enquired with my contact and explained this and he said they were shot in different areas so food would have been different, which makes sense to me.
Had a couple of mates round for a p1ss up and they absolutely mullared the pastrami, greedy b*stards.
Anyway, haven't got a pic of the pastrami, so here's one of one of the munties taking his coat off.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:13 pm
Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:20 pm
Mister Gain. Not in anyway negative, was this road kill do you think? Jok.
What makes you say that?
Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:15 pm
Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:29 am
It could well have been roadkill, but I was told by the guy who gave me them that the one in the picture was head shot, and the other one was neck shot. Obviously the neck shot one showed evidence of the shot by way of shattered bone splinters and damaged flesh. All the muntjac in his freezer had heads removed, the hare had clearly succumbed to a head shot. I certainly didn't doubt the guys integrity as although he was wearing shorts and flip-flops the soldiers guarding the gate were showing him great respect.
Yes, I did the skinning, and the meat had no bruising or cracked or broken bones that I recall. (this was in 2005). Would the flash from the camera not have an effect on what the meat looked like in the photo?
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:15 am
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:32 am
Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:42 am
When the shooter did the gralloch he went right up through the sternum, and yes it was a rather untidy cut... more of a sawing action methinks reckon the knife could have done with a hone.
Whatever it's demise and procedures, it didn't distract from the end products and surely that is what matters.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:31 pm
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:05 pm
It's the only thing that matters. Nice little conversation as well. I'll put up the next one when skinned. Jok.
Just an aside... When we arrived inside the gate (bear in mind we had never met, only forum and phone call) he had his young lad with him, would have been about 7 or 8. Only chatted for about 20 minutes and when it was time to leave I told him I'd catch up with him on the forum. He told me it may be a while as they wanted him to 'go and play in the sand'. I enquired 'Iraq' and he just winked. Lost touch with him after, so I hope he was OK.
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